The DOJ - Office for Competition (OFC) is launching the first ever course on Competition Policy and Law (CPL) in the country.
This introductory course is intended to be an elective subject for law students to be piloted at the Far Eastern University (FEU) - De La Salle University's Master of Business Administration Juris Doctor - Dual Degree Program for the first semester of Academic Year 2013- 2014.
"Consistent with International Competition Network (ICN) best practices and developed in consultation with global competition experts, this initiative is part of the OFC's overall strategy to broaden competition advocacy," said Secretary Leila M. De Lima.
The curriculum covers the fundamentals of CPL, its benefits, problem areas and salient features of competition laws. It also includes a list of recommended readings and links to relevant sites for further study.
"The OFC has lined up topnotch lecturers/speakers including international competition experts and OFC lawyers and economists to ensure a balanced mix of perspectives," said Assistant Secretary Geronimo L Sy.
The course methodology shall include lectures, case studies, group work and discussions as "well as multimedia formats. Classes began on 30 May 2013.